UW-Stevens Point Employee Wellness: Breastfeeding Resources


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Campus Resources

Contact your supervisor, adviser or professor regarding needed break times for breastfeeding.

Campus Mother's Rooms

Campus Map

  • Chemistry Biology Building (CBB) - Room 119
  • Collins Classroom Center (CCC) - Room 222
    • (Obtain key from the Dean’s Office in CBB)
  • DeBot Dining Center - Room 052A
  • Dreyfus University Center (DUC) - Room 222A
  • Albertson Hall (ALB) - Room 304
  • College of Professional Studies (CPS) - Room 238A
  • Marshfield Campus: WW Clark Administration Building - Room 105
  • Wausau Campus: Main Academic Building - Room 328

Online Resources

​Breastfeeding Benefits

Benefits For Baby - Breastfed babies are at lower risk for:
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
  • Diarrhea
Benefits For Mom - Mothers who breastfeed are at lowered risk for:
  • Type two diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Certain types of cancer (such as breast and ovarian) 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stress and Breastfeeding

Stress reducing techniques include:
  • Create a positive support group.
  • Find a calm and soothing place for pumping. Listen to your favorite music.
  • Breastfeeding can be challenging!
  • Know you are not alone. Reach out to campus resources (listed above).
Source: Office of Women’s Health

Mom’s Nutrition

  • Eat food from all food groups.
  • Aim for 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
  • Aim for at least half of your grain intake to be whole grains.
  • Breastfeeding requires more fluids. Sip on fluids throughout the day and at meals.
  • Limit caffeine. Up to 2 cups of coffee per day is usually ok. Discuss with your doctor.
  • If you think your baby is reacting to something you are eating, talk to your doctor.

Breast Milk Storage After Pumping

  • Breast milk can stay at room temperature (up to 77 °F) for up to 4 hours after pumping.
  • Breast milk can be stored in an insulated cooler (with frozen ice packs) for up to 24 hours.
  • Breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Source: Office of Women’s Health

Did You Know?

Breast milk changes as your baby ages to meet their nutrient needs. When a baby is first born, breast milk is called colostrum. When babies are 3 to 5 days old breast milk transitions into mature milk.
  • Breast milk can protect your baby from infections because of the antibodies in breastmilk.
  • Breastfeeding can help you financially. Formula costs can amount to $1,500 per year.
  • Prolactin and oxytocin are the hormones involved in making breastmilk. These hormones may also cause a feeling of wanting to be together with your baby.
Source: Office of Women’s Health
  
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